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CSS provider Agility hits 10000 member locations

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., and MADISON, Wis. (12/15/11)--Agility Recovery, a CUNA Strategic Services alliance provider and supplier of disaster recovery solutions to businesses in North America, has signed its 10,000th member location. The company also announced its 600th member credit union.

Agility helps businesses create continuity plans and physically rescues businesses during disasters with four elements of recovery: power, office space, technology and connectivity. It has a 100% success rate throughout its 23-year history, including dozens of credit unions nationwide, Agility said.

In 2005, Agility launched its ReadySuite solution that provides whatever businesses need to recover from any type of disaster. "When we developed ReadySuite, we knew that the packaged recovery solution, consulting services, and testing options would put Agility in a different league within the industry," said Agility CEO Bob Boyd.

For credit unions, having a continuity plan and disaster-recovery strategy is a compliance requirement. Agility protects more than $150 billion in total credit union assets--about 15% of the total assets held by credit unions nationwide.

Black Book CUNA expand into data services for CUs

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. and MADISON, Wis. (12/15/11)--Black Book and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) have enhanced their 12-year partnership to include integrated data products for credit unions at a discounted price.

CUNA will expand its relationship with Black Book to include access to their vehicle valuation data services, said Mark Condon, CUNA senior vice president of business and consumer publishing.

Credit union users will have online access to consumer portals, custom analysis and portfolio "refreshes" used throughout the industry to help with member education and retention strategies, loss forecasting, understanding collateral risk and loan originations.

"We have enjoyed a long standing relationship with CUNA and its members, and currently do business with more than 1,200 member credit unions in 48 of the 50 states,"  Tom Cross, Black Book president. "This is a natural expansion of that relationship."

Best known in the automotive industry for providing vehicle-pricing information, Black Book data is published daily by National Auto Research, a division of Hearst Business Media, and is available to industry qualified users through subscriptions to its website. Use the link.